Perryn Butler is a successful leading Welsh Sculptor, based in Haverfordwest, West Wales. Her work is derived from intense study of early civilisations. Perryn is interested in the connection between man and his spiritual world.
My work is derived from intense study of early civilisations. I am interested in the connection between man and his spiritual world. In this secular society, with an ever-decreasing attention span, I am looking for something deeper and more lasting. Feelings have been unfashionable both in art and music for many years, and concept and cerebral notions have been at the forefront in public galleries and evident in current music like death metal. British society has become divorced from feeling and caring, possibly through daily bombarding by the media. We are so used to images of war and starvation that terrible ghastly things have become commonplace.
I think soon people will start to want something which expresses the feelings of love, sadness anger and pain that we have numbed ourselves from. I carve with my emotions and love and belonging are profound emotions which are joyous to express. The Welsh word for it is “hiraeth”, which as well as belonging means a yearning for your homeland. Mine is Pembrokeshire in West Wales in the British Isles. It is surrounded by wilderness and beautiful beaches, magical hills full of ancient burial sites and stone circles.